2019 Information

June 23-25, 2019 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Here are ten great reasons to register now and attend the CCOA Annual Meeting…

  1. Gain latest insights on economic trends and developments in US trade policy that will impact markets for California milk and dairy foods.
  2. Get an update on implementation of California’s Federal Milk Marketing Order Market Order Administrators and key perspectives from industry leaders.
  3. Find out what motivates consumers today in their food choices.
  4. Get key insights on global supply and demand for milk, dairy ingredients and dairy foods.
  5. Become more familiar with what the Newsom administration thinks about the California Dairy Industry.
  6. Attend the exhibits to find valuable offerings of products and services.
  7. Learn how California dairy producers can take advantage of the Dairy Revenue Protection Plan.
  8. Hear industry leaders discuss transportation challenges California dairy industry must address to bring their products to market.
  9. Take advantage of the great opportunities to renew and expand contacts with fellow dairy industry colleagues at our annual meeting networking events in the South Lake Tahoe area.
  10. Save $100 if you register by May 30, 2019!

Don’t miss one of California’s key dairy industry events of the year. Gain key takeaways to help you be more effective and productive in California’s changing dairy industry. Also come prepared to enjoy a relaxing and fun setting of South Lake Tahoe.

2019's Program Agenda

Full Conference Program

SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Exhibitor Set Up
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Welcome Reception
MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019
7:00 AM Registration, Exhibits, and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome – Dayna Ghiradelli, President, CCOA
8:15 AM Fun in the Sun? The US Economy and Implications for
California Dairy
– Phil Plourd, Bliming, Assoc.
9:15 AM U.S. Trade Policy: Potential Impact on California Dairy Industry
– Shawna Morris, National Milk Producers Federation
10:00 AM Exhibits and Refreshment Break
10:30 AM Agriculture under Governor Newsom’s
Administration –
Val Dolcini, California Environmental Protection Agency
11:15 AM Dairy Margin Protection Program – Will it work for California producers? – Tiffany LaMendola, Blimling Assoc.
12:00 PM Networking Lunch
1:15 PM California Federal Milk Marketing Order
Implementation Update – How’s It Going? 

– Dana Coale, Deputy Administrator Dairy Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA
– Cary Hunter, California Market Administrator
– Geoff Vanden Heuvel, Milk Producers Council
– Pete Garbani, Land O’Lakes
– Bill Schiek, Dairy Institute of California
2:30 PM Global Supply and Demand Outlook
– Nate Donnay, INTL FCStone Financial
3:30 PM Adjourn General Session
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM President’s Reception
TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019
7:00 AM Registration, Exhibits, and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM CCOA Annual Member Meeting
8:10 AM Understanding Changing Consumer – Implications for
California Dairy Industry
– John Talbot, California Milk Advisory Board
8:50 AM Key Dairy & Nutrition Trends: Implications and Potential Impact to
the Dairy Industry
– Ashley Rosales, RDN, Dairy Council of California
9:30 AM Transportation Insights, Challenges & Solutions: A Roundtable Panel
– Sam Schott, Ruan Transport
– Jim Aartman, Cal Freight
– Ryan Vance, Central California Cartage Company
10:30 AM Adjourn 2019 Annual Conference
11:30 AM 41st Annual Matchak/Fear CCOA Golf
Invitational – Registration
12:30 AM 41st Annual Matchak/Fear CCOA Golf
Invitational – Shotgun Start
1:00 PM Lake Tahoe Cruise
7:00 PM No Host Cocktail Hour
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Awards Dinner